accessing other servers

Rodney Sparapani rsparapa at
Mon Aug 18 17:33:46 CEST 2003

> Hi
> At my department we have various servers dedicated to computing. I want 
> to setup ESS so that whenever I use eg. SAS (but also R) I run it on a 
> different server than the one I'm using Emacs on. My first thought 
> (which is probably not the smartest) is to redifine the sas command to 
> something like "ssh server sas" (or whatever the syntax specifically 
> is).
> There must be other people who have attacked this problem. What is the 
> canonical approach (using Linux btw. and accessing a combination of 
> Linux and Solaris servers).
> /Kasper Daniel Hansen


For the daring, this should work.  Check out the latest ESS via CVS
from I hope you
are versed in CVS!  But, we are probably only a few days from a new
release (and a new server  In any case,
as long as we are talking about unix-like OS's, i.e. solaris, linux,
mac os x, this should work rather painlessly.  Edit your file remotely
with ange-ftp/EFS/tramp (kermit can also be made to work).  Then,
press F3 and it will login you in to the remote server with ssh server
and run the program in a buffer called *server* as in your example.  I
do this all the time, but you never know where your next bug will come
from.  tramp is very tricky as is kermit so you should try the other
methods first.
Rodney Sparapani              Medical College of Wisconsin
Sr. Biostatistician           Patient Care & Outcomes Research
rsparapa at    
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